Further fueling speculation that at least one-eighth of the U.S. economy is based on auctioned-off Elvis Presley memorabilia, the recent Julien's Summer Auction reports the successful sale of several Elvis notables, including: a microphone used on the 1950s Louisiana Hayride ($15,000), a gold-plated gun ($28,800), and, perhaps most interesting of all, a prescription bottle that sold for $2,640 despite the fact that—according to auction CEO Darren Julien—the LAPD forced organizers to empty out the pills. (Then again, the prescription was just for Naldecon, a decongestant and antihistamine, not one of the many barbituates that kept the King company in his later years.)

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